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30 booked for ransacking hostel
Patiala, October 20
The police today registered a case against 30 persons for ransacking the Sports Authority of India hostel here and causing loss to government property. Mohindra College has suspended five students of the college.

Hit, Sarna groups join hands
Chandigarh, October 20
The Sikh gurdwara politics in Delhi has taken a new turn as Hit and Sarna groups have joined hands to dislodge Mr Prahlad Singh Chandok from the presidentship of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.

SAD may face tough time in SGPC polls
Chandigarh, October 20
Bogged by allegations of backing a leader allegedly involved in her own daughter's murder, coupled with crushing defeat in recently concluded assembly byelections, the Shiromani Akali Dal will have a tough time convincing the electors during Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee polls in three constituencies.

A touching saga of love and militancy
Chandigarh, October 20
If “Bajira” is an unusual name for a book, so is the story that revolves around the name.

Pak qawwal sings in quest of peace
Kapurthala, October 20
Rooted in Sufi traditions, Sher Miandad sings out of discretion and humility. As the resident qawwal and composer at the shrine of Sufi saint Baba Farid-ud-Din in Pakistan’s Pak Pattan, he can’t but offer melodies that are deep and moving; thoughts that are pure and humble.

Sher Miandad, the resident qawwal at the Dargah of Baba Farid in Pak Pattan, Pakistan. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
Sher Miandad, the resident qawwal at the Dargah of Baba Farid in Pak Pattan, Pakistan.




Search for greener pastures leads man to death
Mahilpur, October 20
Amrik Singh, a 30-year-old resident of Nadalon village, near Mahilpur, in Hoshiarpur district died due to suffocation while being transported from Syria to Turkey by travel agents in a container.

Vested interests against use of modified bitumen
Chandigarh, October 20
Powerful vested interests in Punjab are trying to derail a government drive for large-scale use of modified bitumen on road surfaces in the state because it can neither be pilfered from government stocks nor sold in the black.

Bitterness brews in Sugarfed
Chandigarh, October 20
Bitterness is brewing in Sugarfed between the new Chairman, Mr Kanwaljit Singh Lally, and the Managing Director, Mr Kulbir Singh Sidhu.


Comments against Kewal Krishan ‘uncalled for’
Mohali, October 20
Groups owing allegiance to the local MLA and the Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha have been levelling allegations and counter-allegations against each other.


Akali clash at Patiala shameful, says Bhaur
Phagwara, October 20
The SGPC General Secretary, Mr Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, today termed as shameful the clash at the judicial complex in Patiala yesterday and alleged it was the handiwork of the Congress.

Woman alleges removal of kidney by doctor
Amritsar, October 20
Mr Kultar Singh, SSP, has reportedly marked an enquiry into the alleged removal of a kidney by a government doctor in the government-run Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here to SP City-II, Mr Harmanbir Singh Gill.

Girl students show their medals at the 41 St John’s Ambulance Competitions organised by the District Red Cross Society at Government Girls Multipurpose Senior Secondary School in Patiala on Wednesday.
Girl students show their medals at the 41 St John’s Ambulance Competitions organised by the District Red Cross Society at Government Girls Multipurpose Senior Secondary School in Patiala on Wednesday.
— Photo by Rajesh

Bhajan attends bhog of
RSS man

Ludhiana, October 20
Human relationships grow beyond political ideologies. That probably explains as why for a while senior Congress leader and former Haryana Chief Minister, Bhajan Lal did not mind being in the company of RSS and BJP leaders.

Boycott, dharna mark MC meeting
Amritsar, October 20
BJP councillors led by Mr Shwait Mallik staged a walkout at the Municipal Corporation House meeting today in protest against the short notice given for the meeting.

Marriage palace damaged in fire
Bathinda, October 20
Kohinoor Marriage Palace located on the Bathinda-Barnala bypass road was today reduced to ashes after it caught fire early today due to some electricity

Doctors condemn suspension of MS
Amritsar, October 20
The Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association today condemned the suspension of Dr Geeta Sharma, Medical Superintendent of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.

24-year-old donates Rs 5 lakh for deaf and dumb school
Patiala, October 20
Jaskiran Singh Randhawa (24) yesterday donated Rs five lakh to a local gurdwara, he was moved by the fate of a local Deaf and Dumb School and School cum Home for the Blind. Jaskiran changed his mind and today the children of the two Schools run from the same premises are richer by Rs five lakh.

Smoke from fields engulfs city
Bathinda, October 20
Dense fog caused by the burning of paddy straw engulfed the region and caused irritation in eyes yesterday evening.

NRI bhavan in Moga soon
Moga, October 20
A meeting of the NRI Sabha, was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mandeep Singh, here yesterday.

MLA who plays Lord Rama
Pathankot, October 20
Mr Ashok Sharma, Chairman, Development Corporation and local MLA, who is playing the role of Lord Rama, was the centre of attraction here. Mr Sharma, 54, is playing Lord Rama for the Krishna Natak Club here while his younger brother Babli is playing the role of Laxmana.


Consult farmers before revising power tariff: BKU
Ludhiana, October 20
The Bharati Kisan Union has demanded that members of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission should seek the views of the rural people before revising the fares of power.


DC authorises treasury office to sell revenue stamps
Bathinda, October 20
In an unprecedented move, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr K.A.P. Sinha, today authorised the district treasury office to sell revenue stamps to the public directly from its public counter so that inconvenience to the people could be stopped.

Clerk suspended for embezzling Rs 3.5 lakh
Faridkot, October 20
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Alok Shekhar, has suspended a registry clerk for misappropriating funds to the tune of Rs 3.5 lakh.

35 cr to be spent on repair of roads, says minister
Patiala, October 20
Punjab Public Works Minister Partap Singh Bajwa today said 18 new two-way corridors and 40 railway overbridges would be constructed in the state in a phased manner.


Woman cop arrested for taking bribe
Patiala, October 20
The Women Cell Incharge in the city Police, whose responsibility is to tackle crime against women, was today caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a young woman by the Patiala Vigilance Bureau.

7 held for trespassing
Kharar, October 20
Seven persons have been arrested on charges of trespassing, rioting, being armed with deadly weapons and theft here.

3 of family hurt as dacoits attack house
Phagwara, October 20
Three members of a family were seriously injured when dacoits, dressed as police commandos with muffled faces and armed with sharp-edged weapons, attacked them at their residence here today.

Two chemists held for selling intoxicant drugs
Batala, October 20
The Batala police has booked two chemists of Fatehgarh Churian for selling intoxicant drugs without prescription of doctor.

SPO’s wife murdered in police colony
Bathinda, October 20
In a bizarre incident Veerawanti, wife of a Special Police Officer with Home Guards, was allegedly found murdered at her residence late this evening.


SC student seeks parity with domicile holders
Kharar, October 20
A local student belonging to the Scheduled Castes category of Punjab origin has complained that she has been denied admission to the BSc course by the Punjab Department of Medical Education and Research even though she secured the ninth rank among SC candidates and was placed 105th in the overall Punjab Para Medical Entrance Test.

Students threaten stir
Bathinda, October 20
In an unprecedented move, a section of students of the local Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology today threatened to boycott their classes if the authorities concerned failed to check the alleged nuisance by a section of the college’s former security guards, who have been holding a dharna outside its gate.

29 middle schools may face closure
Sangrur, October 20
In the light of the Punjab Government’s reported move to close down the government schools, having a strength of 50 or less than 50 students, 29 government middle schools, of the total 189 middle schools in Sangrur district, may face closure.

College teachers go on mass leave; hold protest
Doraha, October 20
In response to a call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, nearly 6,000 teachers working in private affiliated colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh proceeded on mass casual leave and held a rally at Matka Chowk on Tuesday.

Engineering students call off strike
Ropar, October 20
Students of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal, today called off their strike after an assurance by the college principal that their problems would be solved soon as he had discussed the matter with the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University.


Govt to make JCT, Mollins profitable ventures
Chandigarh, October 20
With a view to giving boost to Mohali industries, the Punjab Government today decided to make further efforts to make JCT Electronics Limited and Mollins profitable ventures.

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